US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending December 19, 1981

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position)

1 1 PHYSICAL –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-12 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-11 (2)
3 5 LET’S GROOVE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC)-12 (3)
4 4 OH NO –•– The Commodores (Motown)-13 (4)
5 6 YOUNG TURKS –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-10 (5)
6 13 I CAN’T GO FOR THAT (No Can Do) –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-6 (6)
7 8 WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE –•– Diana Ross (RCA)-10 (7)
8 9 HARDEN MY HEART –•– Quarterflash (Geffen)-10 (8)
9 10 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Journey (Columbia)-8 (9)
10 11 LEATHER AND LACE –•– Stevie Nicks (with Don Henley) (Modern)-9 (10)

11 12 TROUBLE –•– Lindsey Buckingham (Asylum)-9 (11)
12 3 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC –•– The Police (A&M)-13 (3)
13 14 YESTERDAY’S SONGS –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-7 (13)
14 15 COMIN’ IN AND OUT OF YOUR LIFE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6 (14)
15 16 TURN YOUR LOVE AROUND –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-9 (15)
16 17 THE SWEETEST THING (I’ve Ever Known) –•– Juice Newton (Capitol)-10 (16)
17 7 HERE I AM (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) –•– Air Supply (Arista)-13 (5)
18 19 TAKE MY HEART (You Can Have It If You Want It) –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-10 (18)
19 21 COOL NIGHT –•– Paul Davis (Arista)-7 (19)
20 20 OUR LIPS ARE SEALED –•– The Go-Go’s (I.R.S.)-17 (20)

21 23 HOOKED ON CLASSICS (Medley) –•– Louis Clark Conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RCA)-8 (21)
22 22 MY GIRL (Gone, Gone, Gone) –•– Chilliwack (Millenium)-13 (22)
23 25 CENTERFOLD –•– The J. Geils Band (EMI-America)-7 (23)
24 24 HEART LIKE A WHEEL –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-8 (24)
25 27 SOMEONE COULD LOSE A HEART TONIGHT –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-6 (25)
26 28 STEAL THE NIGHT –•– Stevie Woods (Cotillion)-15 (26)
27 30 I WOULDN’T HAVE MISSED IT FOR THE WORLD –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-9 (27)
28 32 SHAKE IT UP –•– The Cars (Elektra)-5 (28)
29 18 PRIVATE EYES –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-17 (1)
30 36 WAITING ON A FRIEND –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3 (30)

31 28 START ME UP –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-18 (2)
32 37 SHE’S GOT A WAY –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-5 (32)
33 35 UNDER PRESSURE –•– Queen and David Bowie (Elektra)-7 (33)
34 41 COME GO WITH ME –•– The Beach Boys (Caribou)-5 (34)
35 29 THE OLD SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-11 (15)
36 31 ARTHUR’S THEME (Best That You Can Do) –•– Christopher Cross (Warner Brothers)-19 (1)
37 53 LEADER OF THE BAND –•– Dan Fogelberg (Full Moon)-4 (37)
38 40 CASTLES IN THE AIR (1981 Version) –•– Don McLean (Millenium)-8 (38)
39 42 MORE THAN JUST THE TWO OF US –•– Sneaker (Handshake)-8 (39)
40 48 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN WITH ME –•– Sheena Easton (EMI-America)-4 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

42 34 NO REPLY AT ALL –•– Genesis (Atlantic)-13 (29)
43 38 WRACK MY BRAIN –•– Ringo Starr (Boardwalk)-7 (38)
45 33 POOR MAN’S SON –•– Survivor (Scotti Brothers)-10 (33)
46 39 TRYIN’ TO LIVE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-15 (5)

POWER PLAYS

41 49 TAKE IT EASY ON ME –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-3 (41)
44 50 WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND –•– Loverboy (Columbia)-6 (44)
48 56 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE –•– Alabama (RCA)-6 (48)
49 60 LOVE IS ALRIGHT TONITE –•– Rick Springfield (RCA)-3 (49)
50 59 IF I WERE YOU –•– Lulu (Alfa)-5 (50)

DEBUTS

76 — SOMEWHERE DOWN THE ROAD –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-1 (76)
79 — FEEL LIKE A NUMBER –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol)-1 (79)
82 — THOSE GOOD OLD DREAMS –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (82)
83 — ONE HUNDRED WAYS –•– Quncy Jones Featuring James Ingram (A&M)-1 (83)
87 — LOVE IS LIKE A ROCK –•– Donnie Iris (MCA)-1 (87)
96 — IT’S MY PARTY –•– Dave Stwart and Barbara Gaskin (Platinum)-1 (96)